Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Simpson makes the other brilliant point, which is very rarely discussed. Let’s just say that what you think is going to happen actually happens. What happens after that? Who gets to run the show? You people think there’s actually another George Washington out there? Our revolution was very unique. Our revolution was one of the very rare instances in the history of all humanity, 8,000 years of recorded history, ours was one of the very, very rare instances where at the end of a revolution, a king, a monarch, or a dictator did not move in to assume power. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
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Mike: AG, we had a most famous phone call yesterday from Steve in Maryland. People are still talking about Steve-o in Maryland on the Facebook this morning. Did you know that?
AG: Not until you told me this morning. It doesn’t surprise me.
Mike: I received scurrilous Facebook messages calling me, and I’m quoting here, “a pansy.” Do you know why I was called a pansy yesterday?
Mike: Because I don’t want to pick a gun up and march on DC and start shooting people and encourage other people to do the same. Until I do, I’m nothing more than a pansy. I’d just like to take this to the next step for those of you that share this point of view, that all we need are American talk show hosts to lead this glorious new bloody revolution that you want to wage. My friend David Simpson and I, we had a ReFounding Fathers Society meeting last night. By the way, ReFoundingFatherSociety.com to sign up your local chapter if you want to start one.
I brought this up to Simpson and Simpson just laughed and instantly quipped right back: Mike, I can’t get people to show up to hand out flyers, and this guy thinks people are going to show up with guns in sufficient numbers to take their government back? That puts it in perspective. The inertia that is out there is for complacency right now, for apathy. As Kevin Gutzman says, there are two great forces in American politics, one is apathy and the other is inertia. We have too much of the former and not enough positive of the latter. There is no inertia to do much. Simpson makes a great point. He can’t get people to show up at meetings to try and get things done in our statehouse to pass flyers out, yet these people insist all we have to do is start shooting. As soon as we start shooting, everyone’s going to show up with their carbines and weapons and magazines and clips and they’re going to join this great military effort.
Simpson makes the other brilliant point, which is very rarely discussed. Let’s just say that what you think is going to happen actually happens. What happens after that? Who gets to run the show? You people think there’s actually another George Washington out there? Our revolution was very unique. Our revolution was one of the very rare instances in the history of all humanity, 8,000 years of recorded history, ours was one of the very, very rare instances where at the end of a revolution, a king, a monarch, or a dictator did not move in to assume power. There were those, Henry Knox among them, that wanted George Washington to assume a dictatorship. They wanted him to become the king of America. As a matter of fact, AG — who is it that’s in the Society of the Cincinnati, your cousin?
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AG: Yeah, my cousin is now.
Mike: Your cousin is in the Society of the Cincinnati. Henry Knox and company were calling Washington our Cincinnatus. Who was Cincinnatus? Cincinnatus was a Roman general that did what? He led an army. What did he do after the army was led? He assumed control. They wanted Washington to be Cincinnatus. I’m not an expert on the story of Cincinnatus; I just know it abstractly. In any event, that’s why Washington got named our American Cincinnatus. Of course, Cincinnatus also declined most of the trappings of what the evil or the power-hungry Romans wanted him to do.
Where’s our George Washington? After our army is led across the Potomac River, for all you Steves and Thomas Holts out there that want me and Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity to lead the 101st Militia in this bloody struggle against Mordor on the Potomac River, where’s Washington? I certainly am not. Do you know anyone that fits the mold of a George Washington that’s going to say: Now that we have vanquished our enemy, we are now going to form republican governments? Do you really believe that in this day and age of conquest and economic, non-stop and constant quest for economic improvement, do you really think that someone is going to vanquish or voluntarily give up power? I don’t care who they are.
You’re dealing in the one hand with demons that you know, and in the other instance with demons that you don’t know and you seek to create. I just think this is extraordinarily reckless, irresponsible and dangerous. [mocking] “Yeah, but what are we supposed to do, sit there and live under this tyranny?” We’re living under this tyranny right now. I’m speaking pretty freely on this satellite radio show at this very moment. I posted a pretty provocative set of internet ramblings this morning, organized under “Free Phone Friday Pile of Prep” at MikeChurch.com. Many of you are going to do the same. You’re going to go on Facebook and encourage people to “Remember, remember the 5th of November” coming up here soon. There are worse tyrannies that you can live under.
What about people that are actually suffering medical tragedies? One guy at our meeting last night told a story, just to put some of this stuff in perspective of how bad we all have it and how rotten everything is and we ought to all be like Steve, the caller yesterday, and go to the top of a Mississippi River bridge, and if we can’t have our bloody war, let’s all just jump into the water together. He told the story about how he had hired this guy to be part of his company. He discovered he was one of the smartest men he had in his employ. Then he wanted to actually promote him and put him in charge of one of his fields his business operates in. The guy comes into his office a couple days later and has to tell him — he has a handkerchief in one hand and it’s soaked with blood. He has to tell him that his nose started bleeding and he couldn’t stop his nose from bleeding. He went to the doctor and after a battery of tests, including a CT scan, they determined he had cancer of his upper nasal passage that was tied into, had wrapped itself around the bottom part of his brain, so it’s inoperable. They can’t even go in there and cut it out. This is my buddy. Vince says: You think you got problems? That man has a wife and two little children. That guy’s got problems. Us having to deal with Obamacare is a problem, but that is an actual problem that has to be dealt with.
I think we lose perspective on the machinations or on the size of the threat. Don’t get me wrong, the State is always a threat, and our State is becoming a more existential threat. Please do not misunderstand and do not mischaracterize this either. I am not suggesting to anyone that you lay your arms down and surrender. That is not the point. My point is perspective. My point is that there are things that we can all do and they begin with the simple things like reaching out to that man and letting him know: Dude, if something happens to you, I got your back. Your kids are going to be taken care of. Your wife is going to be cared for. We got your back. Isn’t that more important than jumping up and down, setting people’s hair on fire and screaming and hollering about the latest outrage from the federal government that is a nonstop production mill for outrages? I think that it is.
In response to those that want me to take command of the 101st Talk Radio Militia and put us all on longboats to cross — we’ll start on the Virginia side of the Potomac and then we’ll cross like Washington did, then we’ll march with our weapons drawn. Of course, I’m being fantastical here, because I know the NSA is listening to this. For those who want me or one of us to assume command of this, I’d say I want to get really good at crossing the Abita Creek with my band of nonviolent militiamen and taking back my parish, or as you would call it your county, government first. Let’s practice a little, shall we? Let’s work on doing little things like taking back our school boards, like we here in St. Tammany Parish have recently done and have kicked out the Common Core jerks, including our governor and our Board of Education director.
I see these stories in local media. I work for the ABC channel here. I do commentary twice a week for WGNO ABC 26. I stay up on the local news. I had to laugh yesterday. Jindal dispatched, Buddy Roemer, former governor of Louisiana, dispatched Buddy Roemer’s son, Chas Roemer, who is the president or director or whatever he is, over the board of education. He dispatched him to be an emissary and for photo ops in St. Tammany Public Schools to come in and talk to the teachers and assuage them of their concerns over Common Core. It’s not the teachers that have a problem with it, though, it’s the parents, the momma bears. The momma bears have said: Yeah, I’ve been reading about this a lot lately and we don’t want to have anything to do with your Common Core standards, Mr. Jindal and Mr. Roemer and Mr. White. You guys can just pack up your Common Core UN garbage with your Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and just march your silly little behinds into the next parish. Hopefully you’ll meet the same resistance there that you met here. The answer is no, sir, not maybe, not we’ll consider it, the answer is no.
Maybe we ought to practice those things before we put the 101st Talk Radio Militia together and band together on one side of the Potomac River to take Washington back. Let me just say something else to those of you that want me or Sean or one of us to take command of the 101st Talk Radio Militia. I’m just going to be honest with you. I don’t want to fix Washington. It’s inexorably broken. It is a fantasy that you can have a capital so far removed from the people that it purports to govern and the manner in which it purports to govern us. I don’t want to fix it. It is what it is. It is going to defy any attempt to repair it. I would just rather get a divorce. I want a divorce. I have no desire to spend the rest of my days agonizing over something that, at the end of the day, I will have little or no control or effect over.
I might, and I think this is a stretch, too, but I might have a little more success in that 48-story-tall capital building on the banks of the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I might have a little bit more success there. If we have to have a regional capital to do business among five, six, seven, eight, ten, 13, 14, 15 states, so be it. I don’t want to fix. I spent the better part of 30 years of a life agonizing over trying to repair that monstrous beast that sits on the banks of the Potomac. You can have it. I don’t want it, not interested in it. I’ll keep commenting on it and keep encouraging people to think local, think republican. You are thinking in terms of scale, on the size that is the experiment today is going to lead to heartache.
I firmly believe, at the age of 51, having spent 33 years — I cast my first ballot when I was 18 for Ronald Wilson Reagan in November of 1980. So 33 years in, some of you have probably been in this longer than I, what evidence do we have that any of the things that we want done politically speaking from or desire from that purported capital on the banks of that river, that they’re ever going to be done? We don’t have any evidence at all, none, zero. We have been able to, though, in very glorious, rare instances, we have been able to alter the ship of state here in Louisiana. Many of you have been able to alter your ships of state, Kentucky, Texas, North Dakota, South Dakota, New Hampshire, Vermont, and other places. Why don’t we pay more attention to that? That’s the spirit of federalism. That’s the spirit of ’76. That’s why I wrote a movie about it. That’s why I called it The Spirit of ’76. That’s what Patrick Henry called it. The spirit of ’76 is what Jefferson called it. The spirit of ’76 doesn’t have anything to do with the consolidation of power in Washington, DC, nothing. We delude ourselves that if we just get our kids in there that they’re going to make it right. They’re not. There’s no evidence to suggest that they will.
Perspective, one, scale, two, then locality, three, three things that matter, three things that you do have control over. You can choose, ladies and gentlemen, whether or not to be kind and polite, can’t you? You can choose whether or not to teach our sons and daughters whether or not to have manners, how to have manners, can’t you? [mocking] “Yeah, but they undo it in the schools.” Then undo it when they come home. You’re the parent. Act like it. Man up. Woman up. You can choose to be involved in your community and find out who is sick, who is hungry, who is in need, and instead of waiting for the government to do it or any government to do it, actually attend to those problems yourselves, can’t you?
This malarkey here that we’re powerless and don’t have the chance to do anything and everything is rotten with the world, so let’s pick up guns and start shooting people is exactly that, a bunch of malarkey. It’s dangerous. It’s irresponsible. Just to reiterate that point, I don’t personally want anything to do with it or with you. Should that moment ever arrive, God forbid, then I, and I’m sure many people, will cross that proverbial bridge when we come to it. In the meantime, there’s a lot of peaceful things that we can do that don’t have anything to do with your bloody, maniacal plans. You know who you are. You can stop the recruiting and stop the badgering, because it’s not going to work. We’re not interested. As David Simpson said, we can’t even get people to hand out flyers.
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